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A bubbling pool of mud is on the move, and no one knows why
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A bubbling pool of mud is on the move, and no one knows why

When it comes to matters of geology and rumbling earth in California, the San Andreas Fault is usually the star of the show. But this time around, the area near the infamous fault has caught people’s attention due to a mysterious pot of bubbling mud. Refusing to stay in place, a roiling mass of carbon…

Visit the islands where most Greek marble statues were made
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Visit the islands where most Greek marble statues were made

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We need to change the way we talk about space exploration
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We need to change the way we talk about space exploration

When discussing space exploration, people often invoke stories about the exploration of our own planet, like the European conquest and colonization of the Americas, or the march westward in the 1800s, when newly minted Americans believed it was their duty and destiny to expand across the continent. But increasingly, government agencies, journalists, and the space…

Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser
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Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

This story was produced and published by National Geographic through a reporting partnership with the United Nations Development Programme to increase understanding of sustainable development. As he stares down from the ridge toward the steaming panorama below, Victor Otieno has a bird’s eye view of Kenya’s natural beauty—and of its planned industrial future. View Images…

Around U.S. national parks in 5 books
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Around U.S. national parks in 5 books

When you visit a national park, there’s perhaps no better companion than a book. Even better is a book uniquely suited to the place. We’ve matched five national parks with books of all kinds to make your next trip a literary masterpiece. Mesa Verde National Park Woven Stone by Simon J. Ortiz (University of Arizona…

The map that popularized the word ‘gerrymander’
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The map that popularized the word ‘gerrymander’

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Discover 10 secrets of Machu Picchu
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Discover 10 secrets of Machu Picchu

Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. While the archaeological site draws scores of visitors to Peru annually, here are 10 lesser known secrets hidden beneath its layers of history. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca. When…

Earth has two extra, hidden ‘moons’
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Earth has two extra, hidden ‘moons’

Earth’s moon may not be alone. After more than half a century of speculation and controversy, Hungarian astronomers and physicists say they have finally confirmed the existence of two Earth-orbiting “moons” entirely made of dust. As they describe in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the team managed to capture snapshots of the…


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